A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to investigate mechanisms regulating brain development and plasticity. Using a combination of molecular, cellular, genetics, and imaging methods, my laboratory investigates transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms that control the process of neuronal development from stem cells to behavioral output and implications in neurodevelopmental disorders such as fragile X syndrome and autism, as demonstrated by our publications (e.g. Cell Stem Cell; Stem Cells; J. Neurosci; Nature Medicine; Neuron; Nature Protocols, Science Translational Med, Human Molecular Genetics, Nature Communications, PNAS, etc; more on https://zhao-lab.com). Our lab is located at the Waisman Center (http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/) and is part of the UW Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (http://stemcells.wisc.edu/). Since the successful isolation of the world’s first human embryonic stem cells, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a leader in the companion fields of stem cell research and regenerative medicine with active stem cell funding, trainee scholarships, and annual symposium.
This position is for a highly motivated recent PhD graduate(graduated between summer 2017 and summer 2019) who aims to develop an independent research career.
Experience in stem cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, and/or bioinformatics is preferred. The person should have published first-authored primary research papers in internationally recognized journals during PhD training. In addition to leading research projects, the person will receive trainings that are critical for future science jobs, including grant/fellowship application and student supervision. If interested, please email your cover letter stating career goals, CV, contact information of at least 3 referees to Dr. Zhao: Xinyu.firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Interview at SFN 2018 is possible)
Internal Number: 525
About University of Wisconsin-Madison
(http://www.wisc.edu/): The University of Wisconsin, established in 1848, is one of the nation’s leading and largest research institutions, well known, for example, for its early discovery of warfarin, the sequencing of the E. Coli genome, and the recent development of stem cell research. UW-Madison has a large campus of 30,000 undergraduates, 9,000 graduate students, and 3000 professional students with major colleges and schools of Letters and Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Business, and Engineering with a budget of $1.6 billion. Its R&D funding is among the top 3 in the US. The UW faculty or alumni have received 17 Nobel Prizes, and 54 faculty members are active or emeritus members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. This large single campus provides an exceedingly rich research environment.